Helminth Dynamics: Mean Number of Worms, Reproductive Rates

Arni S.R. Srinivasa Rao, Roy M. Anderson

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Abstract

Understanding the mean number of worms and burden of soil transmitted helminth infections are considered as important parameters in formulating treatment strategies to eliminate worms among children who are effected by helminth infections (Anderson et al., 2015). We derive mean number of worms in a newly helminth infected population before secondary infections are started (population is closed). Further we bring analytical solutions. We also theoretically demonstrate computing net reproductive rates within and outside a human host.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Statistics
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Pages397-404
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Publication series

NameHandbook of Statistics
Volume36
ISSN (Print)0169-7161

Keywords

  • Chemotherapy
  • Disease modeling
  • Measurable functions
  • Treatment
  • Worm density

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics

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    Srinivasa Rao, A. S. R., & Anderson, R. M. (2017). Helminth Dynamics: Mean Number of Worms, Reproductive Rates. In Handbook of Statistics (pp. 397-404). (Handbook of Statistics; Vol. 36). Elsevier B.V.. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.host.2017.05.003